Photography by Kathy Tran

Ever had late night cravings for sushi? Yama Sushi has you covered.

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Shigekazu Tateno came to the states in 1997 and began working at Dallas sushi spots like Blue Sushi and Yutaka Sushi Bistro. He often found himself getting off work late without a decent place to eat.

“I don’t want to go to iHop,” Tateno says. “So I decided to open late so that my [industry] friends can come here to eat and have some drinks.”

When Tateno first started Yama Sushi, he worked alone behind the sushi bar, making what he says is “traditional” and “straight from Japan” cuisine.

Tateno’s parents own a restaurant in Japan serving noodles and tempura, and he doesn’t limit himself to cold items at his own place.

Popular dishes include the sashimi platter, an assortment of raw fish, and yakitori, grilled chicken skewers.

“This is sushi a restaurant, but also we have lots of different kinds of tapas-style small dish, hot food. They go with sake or beer or whatever,” Tateno says.

Also popular is the seafood creamy udon noodles with squid and shrimp in a white sauce. The Robata grill has other items like short rib and mackerel, but Tateno says the grilled squid is the hottest item from the grill.

Serving 12 varieties of sake, Yama Sushi has $2 hot sake on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Tuesday’s happy hour has $1 sushi, and Thursday’s has $3 rolls. 

The success of the original location in Lake Highlands led Tateno to open three other locations, two in Plano and one in Carrolton.



8989 Forest Lane, Suite 112


Monday – Friday:

6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Sunday: 6 to 11 p.m.